As I write, Nancy Pelosi is explaining to the House why President Donald Trump ought to be impeached and, in the night, the Mary's River spilled its banks and flooded our lower meadow. The new John Legend song comes to mind, the one which has become my private Pandemic/Trump-era anthem: "Never Break."
As the water rises
And the mountains shake
Our love will remain
We will never break.
Because here we are, still together, still watching history go by. We fell in love the Spring of the Kent State shootings, and bought our first TV the summer we were married, specifically to watch the 1974 Watergate trials.
This fine man I signed on with forty-seven years ago is not wasting time being romantic, though. He's taking up the electric cords for the outside Christmas lights which we've been leaving on purely as a mental health measure. He's worrying who's in charge of warning the occupants of the ever-growing sprawl of tents at the homeless encampments two miles downstream in town that they'd better move. At Wake Robin Farm, though, his first priority, our four-year-old grandson, has just arrived to set up the wooden Brio trains.
As for the pandemic, our daughter-in-law, a vet in Portland, got her first shot yesterday, so we know the vaccines are out there. We have hope.
Hang on, everybody!